Why Soft Wash vs. Pressure Wash
Soft Washing/Pressure Washing
After years of pressure washing using 3000 psi or more to try and remove the green and black stains it became apparent that there is a more effective and safer way to clean. This technique allows us to use less than 100 psi to clean all types of siding material. It is safer and more effective.
This is where we discovered Soft Washing.
The Soft Wash method of Roof Cleaning is also recommended over high pressure.
- High pressure should never touch your roof or vinyl siding. Regardless of whether or not the contractor insists that they use “low pressure”, the variations of defined “low pressure” are vast. Never allow any high pressure cleaning methods be used to clean a roof or siding.
- Ask for references. A reputable contractor should be able and willing to provide several references. If the contractor is unable to provide this list, then chances are he or she is inexperienced or not proud to claim their previous work.
- Always make sure the cleaning contractor is insured. Although many companies are insured to perform pressure washing services, many insurance companies require additional coverage to perform roof cleaning services, as the liability is usually much greater. If the contractor is unable to provide proof of insurance, think twice before choosing them.
- Always pay close attention to the quality of service and business image. Professional website, business cards, flyers, etc. are all fairly good indicators of the type of quality you will receive. If the contractor cannot provide a picture portfolio or online gallery of previous work, or has lower quality flyers and/or business cards, then most likely they will provide the same mediocre service.
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